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Moda Block Heads 4: Block 3

We have three blocks now! Are you starting to envision your finished quilt? 

Block #3, Kouign Amann, is designed by Laurie Simpson of Minick & Simpson. I'm completely in love with it because it was named after pastry.

Did you notice in the instructions it says that all seams are a scant 1/4"?

If you don't know what this means, don't brush it off. This could be the very reason your block isn't the right size and points aren't lining up.

Typically quilters sew with a 1/4" seam allowance. However, there are some variables that come into play that you need to account for. The weight of your thread and the type of fabric you are sewing with can actually make your seam allowance larger or less than 1/4".  That is why we must sew at a scant 1/4".

It truly is all in the details, so please take the time to master this skill. If you are a visual person like me, I have a link to a video by Laura Coia of Sew Very Easy. She does an excellent job explaining this concept and how you can test your machine to get the correct seam allowance. https://youtu.be/3j0wFhr8Jfk

The Moda Basic Methods and Information also goes over this.

Once you have this trick mastered, pat yourself on the back my friend. You are a professional quilter in my book and you deserve to treat yourself. How about lunch and a pedicure? Perhaps Kouign Amann? Happy sewing this week, you got this!

Links & Resources

BH4 Block 3 - Kouign Amann by Laurie Simpson of Minick & Simpson 

Follow Laurie on Instagram here: @minickandsimpson

Moda Block Heads 4 Basic Methods & Information

Moda Block Heads 4 Archive Page

Moda Block Heads Facebook Group

Block Heads 4 Designers 

Vanessa Goertzen

Corey Yoder

Joanna Figueroa

Janet Clare

Sherri McConnell

Brenda Riddle

Vanessa Christenson

Betsy Chutchian

Chelsi Stratton

Kate Spain

Lisa Bongean

Brigitte Heitland

Jackie MacDonald

Camille Roskelley

Debbie Maddy 

Anne Sutton

Linzee Kull McCray

Laurie Simpson 

Robin Pickens

Jan Patek

Stacy Iest Hsu

Barbara Groves

Tammy Vonderschmitt

Michelle White

Jenelle Kent 

Lynne Hagmeier